Share of the poor in "deep poverty," 1975–2013

Share of poor below 50% of poverty line
Jan-1975 29.9%
Jan-1976 28.1%
Jan-1977 30.2%
Jan-1978 31.5%
Jan-1979 32.8%
Jan-1980 33.5%
Jan-1981 35.2%
Jan-1982 37.2%
Jan-1983 38.5%
Jan-1984 37.9%
Jan-1985 37.4%
Jan-1986 39.2%
Jan-1987 38.7%
Jan-1988 39.9%
Jan-1989 38.0%
Jan-1990 38.5%
Jan-1991 39.4%
Jan-1992 40.9%
Jan-1993 40.7%
Jan-1994 40.5%
Jan-1995 38.1%
Jan-1996 39.5%
Jan-1997 41.0%
Jan-1998 40.4%
Jan-1999 39.3%
Jan-2000 39.9%
Jan-2001 40.8%
Jan-2002 40.7%
Jan-2003 42.6%
Jan-2004 42.4%
Jan-2005 43.1%
Jan-2006 42.4%
Jan-2007 41.8%
Jan-2008 42.9%
Jan-2009 43.7%
Jan-2010 44.3%
Jan-2011 44.0%
Jan-2012 43.9%
Jan-2013 43.8%

Note: Shaded areas denote recessions.

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Source: Authors' analysis of Current Population Survey Annual Social and Economic Supplement Historical Poverty Tables (Tables 2 and 22)

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